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Gig Preparations

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Pre and post gig preparations

Ever wondered how one prepares for a gig? I'm sure everyone has their own individual rituals, these are ours. 

Alex

The day before
- Make sure all gig details are correct - check distance to venue (time)
- Make sure I know any pre requested songs and that they are on the iPad,
- Check battery levels 
- Check strings

Before setting off
- Warm up
- Pack all the gig gear - use the checklist 
- Shower
- Iron any clothes
- Glasses strap and water
- Pre gig poop
- Use checklist

Upon arrival 
- Greet venue and/ or client
- Unload and setup 
- Sound check if possible
- Last minute loo break

Gig
- Interval
- Gig set two
- Pack down, get paid and say goodbye

Post gig options
- Food cravings
- Late night shopping
- Where to next? Party, Bed, Hotel

Suzy

The day before
Create playlists of background music for in-between our sets.
Rehearse songs, especially for the first dance song. 

Before setting off
- Warm up voice
- Decide what to wear
- Shower
- Do hair and make up 
- Safety wee before hitting the road

Upon arrival 
- Greet venue and/ or client
- Unload and setup 
- Sound check if possible

Gig
- Occasionally take requests
- Interval
- Gig set two
- Pack down, get paid and say goodbye

Post gig options
- Food cravings - late night stop off at McDonalds if it’s really late
- Where to next? Party, Bed, Hotel